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They're Back, They're Brilliant,
This review is from: Take Fountain (Audio CD)
Maybe I'm getting old, but I often find myself dissapointed with more modern day bands that can't quite string enough decent songs together to make a really good album. I had even begun to lose my way with Dave Gedge, when listening to Cinerama I would be dreaming of Seamonsters. It was with some cagey delight I bought this album the first Wedding Present since the excellent Saturnalia. On first listen I thought, 'mmmm, this is good', but like all of Gedge's better work I knew I would have to delve into it more. I have run through it several times now and it is creative sometimes inspirational music that reaches the heights few other bands can match. Epitomised by the lyrics, the melody and the intesity of 'I'm From Further North Than You', The Wedding Present role back the years here with a less harsh but distinctive sound. Lyrically Gedge is on top form, although I have yet to listen to a single word he sings on 'Don't Touch That Dial', transfixed as I am on the percussion married so succinctly to the empty guitar arpeggio.
If you like The Wedding Present, buy it. If you don't know The Wedding Present, buy it, you might just love it.